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I Need to Keep Myself From Falling Into the "Depression Pit"

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 448 People

    I'm Tired Tonight

    Tonight, I feel depressed.  Maybe it the holiday rush of activities coming to an end.  Maybe, it because this Memorial Day I remember, my parents are gone. Maybe it was because the only words my husband has said to me today, was been in responce to my questions...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 11 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Never Ending Story

    my first marriage ended up in a divorce bcoz he was a gay.second marriage was also arranged and my husband turned out to be a criminal.now i have applied for dissolution of marriage and raising my two small kids.why i was chosen for this hardship,i still don't know but i have...
    samansaeed17 samansaeed17 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    No Action Yet

    Last week I wrote that my husband has taken a stand and has reported his Daughter to Dept. of Human Services for child neglect.  He was so distraught over what he had done, but he knew it was the right thing to do. It's a week later...And nothing has happened.  No...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I Do

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depressionpit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle thedepression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of my life, I know this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Not Depressed...

    Maybe I need to stop being so realistic all of the time. I'm not depressed, just resentful and angry. I don't feel sorry for myself. I'm angry because I'm not a faker but can't make it in the world or get my needs met. I'm not going to cry about my life. I just have to accept...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Mar 30, 2011

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    I Dont Wanna Get Up

    there are days i just cant pull my a** out of bed.... i mean i get up long enough to feed my kids and i go back to bed i dont wanna look let alone clean my house.....
    EEYORE6 EEYORE6 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I don't know how to start this,

    it has been awhile since I have been to EP to share myself and my heart.. So I guess I will just start and let things out I am sitting here feeling the grip of depression setting in. My heart is empty, lost shattered into a million pieces. I was always taught growing up that...
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M Jan 30, 2014

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    Keep Slipping

    I try hard to keep myself from falling back into that deep dark pit of depression but it's hard and I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I am an expert on the subject of depression. I've battled it my entire adult life. I've done it all drugs, therapy, self help, meditation...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Facedown In The Pit

    I know the title is about staying out of the Pit, but oops -- I'm already there. Facedown in the mire, slowly choking in the mud and death. Been here a while, the view isn't changing & I'm losing the strength to keep my head up.
    EarleyDaysYet EarleyDaysYet 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Yet Again...

     yes I do need to keep myself from falling into my depression episodes. This time of the year from my birthday until the start of summer is probably one of the hardest parts to deal with. the day my brother passed away is in March. and then my sister passed away in April...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    I Still Have to Fight It Everyday In One Form Or Another

     The older I get the more used to it I get and have found many ways to help it, music, better foods, activities for my mind and body and the more I do the less it effects my life. Yet it never actually goes away.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2009

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    I Do What I Have to Do

    For over ten months, I was depression-free! The clouds broke and I was free from the pit, a month before I met a man here on EP, who became my best friend. Two months before I met him, I did the right thing for myself... I went into therapy and tried medication. It saved my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    "i Never Understood The World"................

    I never understood the world i felt like everyone here ist to bare notolated with no where to go afraid depression and angery. I am a disappointment to all but even sadder myself. I hate the person i am i don't know what i am becoming or where to turn. I have so many barrieriers...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Not Just That....

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depression pit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle the depression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2009

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    Please, Pray For Us

    No, I am falling into the depression pit, but I am watching my husband fall.  I can't begin to explain and relate to my EP friends what all has happened.  But my husband has taken a stand against his autistic daughter, who has refused any Psychiatric or...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 7 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    My Life Is Caving In Around Me.

    My life has been horrible since I was 9 years old.   That's when Nanny died she was like my mother she lived with my family.My family never understood me or even like me.   I am now 40 and its just gotten worse.     my daughter Crystal was hit by a car in 1998 she was 10...
    valnbill valnbill 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Depression Pit

    Depression pit,Always appearing,Wrong place,Wrong time,How dare it?I can't afford it,To fall in again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Depression is a pit full of ****,

    maggots, and worms, It's always tragic and it's always long term. Unexpected and accepting no solutions, unless you have a noose, friends & family are confused. My mother cried when she discovered my intentions, but my mother died, so suicide is last wish. I'm all alone...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 26, 2014

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    I Am Trying to Stay Out of Depression

    I am trying to keep out of depression. I have it so bad . I put my self in nurse home. So I am trying to listen to up musica and walking every day 2or 3 time aday. And write when my thoughts change. And keep my self out of depression. I am doing better. lashanda
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Familiar Feelings Arise As The Old Year Ends

    I’m one of the many, many individuals who struggle with the post-Christmas and –New Year’s period.  This is not unfamiliar to me.  As someone who has coped with depression his whole life, the feelings of let-down and emptiness that accompany the long, dark days of January...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I'm Starting To Break. I Can Feel It.

    I am thirty two In the past three years or less: I have had a second child with a spouse who did not want this new baby and was living with someone else during part of the pregnancy. I have lost my home to foreclosure. Separated from a drug...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    DHS Case Closed

    Two months ago, by Husband reported his Daughter to the Dept. of Human Services. for neglect and abuse of Daughter's little girl.  Yesterday, the DHS Case Worker called my Husband and reported that he was closing the case.   After 4 unannounced visits, the...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 14 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    People don't love anymore, they tolerate. That's why is so easy for them to let you go.
    TicToxic TicToxic 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is so much we can do for those who are suicidal, and for those who are in need, and want their life to be over. There is so much we can do, if we just take the time to help...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I Refer To My Depression As If It Were An Intimate Friend She, (because it must be a "she," for who else could hold such a constant draw on me for the last thirty years,) is a...
    WripTyde WripTyde 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Even though it's been a year after the affair, my husband has still not changed his number, won't open his cell phone, email nothing. I have prove that she it s still in the...
    rd2btrme rd2btrme 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I need to surround myself with good people. I dont care if you're a relative or a church friend or whatever. If i feel you are just going to tear me down im going to do my best to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm lost and uninspired, I feel like I am gone, my body is here but my mind is wondering about life, I meet a nice girl, why can't we just be friends, why do I have a tendency to...
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want a relationship with a real girl , I believe in 100-100 or 50-50 relationships. Nobody want to be with me and the girl who did pretended to be something she wasn't for me and...
    Lostincognito Lostincognito 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I've had a week off from therapy ( he was away) and im struggling, I have cognitive behavioural therapy and I see him again on Thursday but I'm Not lasting! I've been in. Tears...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm sat outside on the beach's grassy area again, the sun is shining, it's so bright and warm and I'm surrounded by lots of happy people. I try looking at the sun but it blinds me...
    mizzcomplicated mizzcomplicated 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I used to have this middle school friend that I spent most of my school days with. I thought she was a good friend but she was selfish. She only thought about herself all the times...
    Beanyy25 Beanyy25 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am so depressed. I don't know how to be happy. Things that should make me happy dont. Sometimes I find brief happiness but it never last long enough. The negative thoughts start...
    KunFuZed KunFuZed 26-30, F a week ago

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    It's been going on for more than fours years now. A little backstory for the last few years I've gome thru some events have gotten me to this point. Things like totalling my car on...
    Xmarks87 Xmarks87 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I finally felt like I was almost out of the pit my depression put me in. I was feeling motivated again, had been more social lately, and this morning, despite not sleeping well...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm bored, life is boring, I stopped feeling sad, angry, and scared, I try to find joy but it seems that I can't smile, happiness is becoming strange to me, I just don't care...
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm in trouble. I'm in love? He's amazing, he's kind, he's everything I want. But...here's the thing, he's 21, I'm 14. I'm a Christian, I have certain beliefs and standards, he isn...
    DeeperThanEver DeeperThanEver 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I just want to sit there and bask in my glory.
    CaptainHoof CaptainHoof 18-21, M Jun 25

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    I just want to get better. It's really hard though and no one seems to understand that. I'm on the verge of breaking almost every damn day. I try to move past it and forget it all...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    My experiences in this felid may be small to some huge to others. But recently I've been fighting off this feeling that I'm falling into another sever dark state of mind. I don't...
    heidibug1998 heidibug1998 16-17, F Jun 25

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